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Re: [Xen-devel] [ANNOUNCE] libxenlight

Jun Koi wrote:
Hi Stefano,

Is this yet-another-GPL lib? If so, that is really disappointed.

I think people desperately need LGPL code like this, but not GPL. So
please make it LGPL for people to use.

Personally, I have some small projects, and I had to reimplement a
part of libxc under LGPL. If libxenlight is under LGPL, I dont have to
waste my time doing that.

I believe that libvirt doesnt want this code, because of
incompatibility issue: libvirt is LGPL, which is more free, IMO.
Hi Jun,

The library by itself is released under the LGPLv2 license. However, since it's linked to the xenguest and xencontrol libraries which are both GPLv2, you cannot use it in a LGPL context yet, but only in a GPL context (unless you can replace all xenguest/xc calls to some libraries of your own).

we do have another implementation of libxc that is LGPL (rewritten from scratch) that is available in the xencloud api-libs tree. however a reimplemented version (or relicensed version) of xenguest is still missing for now.


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